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Speed in AI Flight Planner

Hi Don and all others here,

I'm excited about this wonderful tool. It is what I looked so long for.

Now I have a little problem with the speed field in the item "Modify Selected Aircraft".

Is this speed meant in km/h or knots?

And: is this the cruising speed or the maximum speed of the aircraft?

Thanks a lot for help!

Kind regards



Resource contributor
Thanks for the kudos, Hans.

The cruise speed entry is in knots and, unless you are deviating for a specific reason, should be the same value as the cruise speed entry in the aircraft.cfg file.

Note however, that to overcome the "37-minute problem", AIFP halves the cruise speed in the compiled traffic file if you use the normal compile mode. The original value is restored (within one kt) when AIFP decompiles such traffic files. But, if you decompile the traffic file with another tool, such as AIFPC, this restoration will not occur.

You indicated you had a problem with cruise speed. If the above doesn't help, please get back to me with details of the problem so that I can fix it.